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Discover the Jewish history of Shanghai on a half-day tour with an expert guide. Hear about Jewish immigration to Shanghai and visit important sites around the Hongkou district, also known as Shanghai Ghetto, where thousands of Jewish refugees lived during World War II. Stop at the memorial plaque in Huoshan Park and the Jewish Refugees Museum — formerly Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Your guide shares fascinating stories about the people whose lives intersected in Shanghai, including a Baghdadi–Jewish real estate developer, Chinese migrant workers and Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe.


  • 4-hour tour of the Shanghai Ghetto and Jewish Shanghai
  • Learn about the history of Jews in Shanghai from a guide who specializes in Jewish history
  • See the former Cathay Hotel and hear about Sir Victor Sassoon, whose real estate investments changed the face of Shanghai
  • Understand the different waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai
  • Walk through the Hongkou district, aka the Shanghai Ghetto
  • Stop at the Jewish Refugees Museum, housed in the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue
  • View a monument to the Jewish refugees of WWII in Huoshan Park

What You Can Expect

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Customer Reviews

Cyril Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It was fascinating learning about the history of the Jewish community in Shanghai. Brilliant guide.

Henry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This trip was wonderful. Dvir is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide who puts his soul into the Jewish history of Shaghai. It is amazing the details that he knows and the thorough understanding that he has for history. His presentation is highly absorbing and keeps everyone excited. Next time in Shaghai I will be joining his tour again!

Victor L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I really liked the tour - Dvir knows history of the city and its Jewish part, and what is probably even more important can tell it with passion and involvement. For me, Dvir's story of European Jews coming to Shanghai through Soviet Union, was probably the most unexpected part - Dvir opened my eyes to something that I have never heard about, and I will definitely follow up on that.
Overall - Highly recommended.

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Extremely well done. Dvir keeps you riveted to the shocking events of history.

Samuel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing. Friends had told me to sign up and I had no idea what to expect but Dvir delivered one of the most amazing and in-depth studies of a city I have ever experienced. He is knowledgeable about the subject matter but also deeply invested into continuing the research and study into the story of the Jews of Shanghai. Tour was organized very well and at every point felt was informative and fun. I highly recommend people take this tour even if you're casually interested in the subject matter, it's a great way to spend a morning in Shanghai.

Elizabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was wo derful. Dvir is extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his subject.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Extremely interesting and informative. Guide passionate and very knowledgable. Highly recommended no matter what religion you follow.

Helene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amiss was a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgable and answered questions eagerly. We truly enjoyed our tour.

Vasco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent!! Dvir is a great guide with sense of humor and also very informed.
I really recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well organized, great interaction with the group, amazing amount of information, good choices on the sites and the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had in over thirty years of travel. Dvir is a singular instructor.

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